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Institute | Stephen King
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It--publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters. In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents--telekinesis and telepathy--who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, "like the roach motel," Kalisha says. "You check in, but you don't check out." In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don't, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute. As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King's gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don't always win.
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BarkingMadRun
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Love this line!

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BarkingMadRun
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I have to go grocery shopping. It‘s raining. I‘m stalling.

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BarkingMadRun
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Early for a race expo...

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Mccall0113
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Feels a little like cheating as I always read King‘s books as soon as they come out. But time allows for audio. So far so good /)

Kaylamburson Definitely not cheating! The brain still has to process the information, and any reading in any format that you enjoy is a good thing! 2w
AmyG No cheating. My favorite audiobook was a King one....Insomnia. And how great is The Institute? I loved this book. (edited) 2w
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AriThomas
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1. I try to do 45 min every morning
2. Mood reader, I have about 10 books started and I switch between them depending on my mood
3. All the coffee!
4. Night owl
5. Set aside time each day to read and set realistic goals
6. Fantasy, sci-fi and spooky
7. All three, ebooks for travel, physical for home and work, audiobooks for multitasking and driving

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the_reading_bee
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The genius of horror is back and as strong as ever! While this book was more disturbing than scary, I enjoyed the usual King markers such as the well developed characters and the occasional veiled reference to his other stories. I enjoyed this read and would definitely recommend it.

Mitch Hi - welcome to the wonderful world of Litsy. There‘s so much to get involved in and so much bookish love to share! Hope you enjoy it. If you need anything just reach out. Welcome 🙏 1mo
the_reading_bee Thanks @Mitch I'm still trying to figure out how to use all this. 1mo
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Emhill
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Waiting for the big kids to get off the bus 🚌

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alixb
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Emhill
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Finished the exorcist and started this one last night ❤️

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LiterarySloth
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It was very slow at first. It took a few days to get into it. Once I did, I couldn‘t put it down. I read about 400 pages of it yesterday, finishing it last night just before midnight. I‘ve already cast a few people in my head whom I‘d like to see in the eventual movie or mini series adaptation.

⭐️: 5/5

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Thndrstd
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An entertaining, well-paced tale about children locked up by a mysterious institute that exploits their latent supernatural abilities. There are many throwbacks to earlier King (Firestarter being the most obvious), but this story is original and the characters, particularly the children, are well realised.

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Nat.bdmjh8C
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Institure||Stephen King
Genre: Horror Fiction
Date Started: October 9, 2019
Date Completed: currently reading
How did you choose this book: I was curious and wanted more book that were along the genres of horror, I stumbled upon this book and I really liked it.
The book is about the lives and fears of younger generations. The protagonist's name is Luke Ellis, a 12 year old who is hyperly intelligent.

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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚❤️

Reagan-reads What a novel concept 😂 1mo
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Mirandareads
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I enjoyed Stephen King‘s newest novel about an institute that experiments on children showing signs of telekinesis and telepathy. I liked this more than his earlier novel The Outsider but it‘s still lacking that old spark he used to have. It‘s worth the read though! 👍🏼

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LiterarySloth
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I haven‘t been on here in about a month. I just could not get into The Subtle Knife. I‘ve also been crocheting. My mom and I are doing a craft fair next month so I have a bag full of hats I plan to sell. I‘ve been wanting to read this one. I think this will get me out of my reading slump. I also read In the Tall Grass yesterday. It‘s really good.

📖: 41/52 (technically 42 but In the Tall Grass is a novella)

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LiterarySloth
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I haven‘t been on here in about a month. I just could not get into The Subtle Knife. I‘ve also been crocheting. My mom and I are doing a craft fair next month so I have a bag full of hats I plan to sell. I‘ve been wanting to read this one. I think this will get me out of my reading slump. I also read In the Tall Grass yesterday. It‘s really good.

📖: 41/52 (technically 42 but In the Tall Grass is a novella)

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Emhill
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Got this beauty in the mail today 🥰

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Howseldomtheydo
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Who can resist a new Stephen King book 🤷‍♀️ #reading #Overdrive #24B4Monday

8little_paws Think I'm gonna start this one this morning 2mo
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bohemian_yogini
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😍🤯😍🤯 #bookswithbohemianyogini

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peaknit
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Flagging a bit in the middle...

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JeanaRae
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Started listening to this yesterday. So far it's pretty interesting, but I'm waiting for it to really reel me in. I'm looking forward to continuing the book 😀

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bohemian_yogini
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bohemian_yogini
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“I iz best bookmark, let me show you. ” - CJ 🐾

#MyCatCJ #currentlyreading #BooksWithBohemianYogini

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belschie
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OH BOY. I am 40 pages in and I am already excited.

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catherine2
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Mehso-so

I had a hard time with the subject matter of this one and there were parts of it that really dragged for me. I thought it was okay. Not my favorite of his. It will be interesting to see how the miniseries turns out.

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NikkiRobson73
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Book mail just arrived ! Let the reading commence 😍😀

Caffeinated_Reader Ooooo enjoy! I still have to order 🙇🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Rollinsfan1
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So, I'm starting the new King novel.
Not gonna lie, as I felt burned by King before (the ending for Under the Done made me soooo mad)!
I've got high hopes! Tell me it's GREAT please!

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vivastory
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In our depressing political situation, it is incredibly uplifting to remember that 2 of the greatest living English language authors, treasures really, are not only still publishing but are releasing their books on the same day.

Bklover ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. Yes! 2mo
marleed And supporting each other - imagine that! 2mo
Oryx Love this 2mo
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Christine ❤️ 2mo
Suet624 Love this post, Scott. So true. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Great post ! 2mo
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hhavel
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I really want to read this. It builds on Herbert Burkholz's work.

"In this most sinister of institutions, the director and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts...If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don't, punishment is brutal...No one has ever escaped from the Institute."

---- Scott Wampler, News Editor, "Birth. Movies. Death.", Jan 31, 19

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